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Game & Fish 2015 Catfish Forecast

With summer just around the corner, now is the time to dust off those Shimano reels and Ugly Stik's, grab your favorite stink bait, cut up some shad and hit that local honey hole for some monster cats.

Catfishing can be enjoyed by anyone as they are found in rivers, lakes, and ponds all across the country. Not only do they offer exceptional fighting power with their muscular bodies, but they make for excellent table fare as well.

Use the Game and Fish 2015 catfish forecast to find your ideal spots for some excellent catfishing.

Alabama


Across the Cotton State, anglers can pursue some of the hardest- fighting and best-tasting fish anywhere — catfish.


Arkansas

Here's where you can find plenty of eating-sized catfish for your freezer, as well as plenty of line-tugging action with the big ones.

Georgia




When the weather gets hot and muggy, Peach State cat fishermen hit the water in search of flatheads, channels and blues.

Great Plains

Here are locations and tips for catching more cats in Kansas and Nebraska.


Illinois

Here are locations and tips for landing big Prairie State cats.

Indiana

Here are locations and tips for landing Hoosier State cats.

Iowa

Here are locations and tips for landing big Hawkeye State cats.

Kentucky

Across the Bluegrass State, anglers can pursue some of the hardest- fighting and best-tasting fish available anywhere: catfish.

Louisiana

Find the best spots for catfishing in Louisiana this summer.

Missouri 

Here's where you can find plenty of eating-sized catfish for your freezer, as well as line-tugging action with the big ones.

Mississippi

Across the Magnolia State, anglers can pursue some of the hardest- fighting and best-tasting fish available anywhere: catfish.

North Carolina 

Warm weather has arrived, and Tar Heel cats are calling.

Ohio

Try these big fish when the weather heats up.

Oklahoma

All across the Sooner State are great catfish holes where plenty of eating-sized fish, as well as line-tugging action with the big ones, can be had.

Pennsylvania

Here's where to find these increasingly popular fish.

South Carolina

Take a look at these top fisheries for summer.

Tennessee 

hardest-fighting and best-tasting fish available anywhere: catfish.

Texas

Here's where you can find plenty of eating-sized Texas catfish for your freezer, as well as line-tugging action with the big ones.

West Virginia

hardest-fighting and best-tasting fish available anywhere: catfish.

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